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Northstar surface sampling expands Gold Zone at Miller Property

Jan 10, 2022

Northstar Gold Corp. has announced results from the Company's Phase IIB surface exploration program on its 100%-owned Miller Gold Property, situated 18 km southwest of Kirkland Lake. A total of 529 channel and 46 grab samples were collected from 8 stripped areas (A, B, C1, C2, D1, D2, D3, E) on the Miller and Searles Properties between July and October 2021 (Figures 1 and 2). The best overall results were obtained in Areas C1 and C2, which extend the Allied Syenite Gold Zone 130 metres to the east and southeast. The Allied Syenite Gold Zone has now been defined by drilling and surface sampling to encompass an area measuring 350 metres X 200 metres and remains open along strike to the northwest and southeast. Previous drilling in the Allied Syenite intersected 6.6 g/t Au over 117.0 metres, 1.4 g/t Au over 118.5 metres, and 1.2 g/t Au over 107.3 metres.

Surface channel sampling highlights are shown below:

 Area C1 (Allied Syenite Gold Zone)

  • 10.43 g/t Au over 2.5m
  • 14.79 g/t Au over 7.0m
  • 6.44 g/t Au over 5.0m

 Area C2 (Allied Syenite Gold Zone)

  • 1.17 g/t Au over 14.0m
  • 4.52 g/t Au over 4.0m
  • 12.72 g/t Au over 2.0m

 Area D1 (Vein 1 Zone)

  • 21.1 g/t Au over 1.3m
  • 6.79 g/t Au over 1.4m

 Area D3 (Vein 1 Zone)

  • 5.55 g/t Au over 2.0m
  • 4.04 g/t Au over 6.0m

 Area E (E Zone)

  • 1.03 g/t Au over 10.0m
  • 0.88 g/t Au over 9.0m


Phase IIB Diamond Drill Hole Results Pending

Between October 1 and November 27, 2021, Northstar diamond drilled a total of 2,495 metres in 14 holes, with 6 holes testing Allied Syenite Gold Zone extensions, 2 holes testing the recently discovered E Zone and 6 holes designed to upgrade a historic resource estimate on the recently acquired Searles Property. Drilling intersected visible gold, tellurides and chalcopyrite over appreciable widths in drill holes MG21-63, MG21-64 and MG21-65 along a possible 180 metre northwestern extension of the near-surface Allied Syenite Bulk Tonnage Gold Zone (Figure 1*). Check assay work is well under way and results will be reported in the very near term. 

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Figure 1. Bulk Tonnage Allied Syenite Gold Zone with Surface Sampling Results

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Allied Syenite Gold Zone Expansion

Surface channel cutting intersected visible gold tellurides and heavy disseminated pyrite mineralization within shallow dipping 2cm to 10cm thick quartz veins and gossan over appreciable widths in stripped Areas C1 and C2 east and southeast of the Allied Syenite (Figures 1 and 2*). The nature of the mineralization observed on surface is almost identical to what was observed in drilling within adjacent drill holes MG14-07 (1.04 g/t Au over 97 metres), MG14-12 (1.00 g/t Au over 102 metres) and MG20-49 (1.43 g/t Au over 118.5 metres) and likely represents a parallel surficial vein system to Veins 1 to 4 within the Allied Syenite Gold Zone, extending a minimum of 130 metres to the southeast of the main body of the Allied Syenite along a zone of feldspar porphyry diking. Anomalous gold values were obtained in channel and grab sampling in the mafic volcanics as much 30 metres away from the porphyry contact suggesting the potential for a broad zone of near surface gold mineralization surrounding the porphyry intrusives. The Phase IIB surface sampling program demonstrates that while the Allied Syenite Gold Zone is primarily associated with the Allied Syenite, it is not limited to the Allied Syenite and can extend into surrounding lithologies. The Allied Syenite Gold Zone remains open along strike and at depth. 

*The reader is reminded that the Allied Syenite Gold Zone is conceptual in nature. There has been insufficient evidence to define a mineral resource and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the exploration target being delineated as a mineral resource. 


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